God’s Faithfulness In Our Struggles

God's Faithfulness In Our Struggles

For quite a while, I’ve wanted to share about the struggles our family has been going through over the last 5 months. I would sit down to begin typing and the words would not flow. But this week, I heard a song that said what I’ve been wanting to say. If you’re a regular reader […]

A Little Weekend Recap!

Blowing out the cake

Good morning friends! Well, my whirlwind week has finally ended! I’m home from the Haven conference and I’ll share more about that later in the week.

I got home yesterday afternoon and we headed to Dad and Janet’s for dinner. It was my birthday and they had a birthday party for me! Yay! Colt helped me blow out my candles. Thankfully, they did not put the number of candles for my age on the cake!

Blowing out the cake

The weather was incredible, 78 degrees and so we headed outside to take some family picture. I wanted one with Wayne, Courtney, Cory and I. It’s been a while since it’s just been the four of us. But if you notice, we got photo bombed my Colt Allen!! I wish you could hear him, he’s down they’re saying “cheese”.

Family picture

Now a picture of the WHOLE family. See that sweet young girl in the middle? That’s Camille, from Paris, France. She’ll be living with us for the entire school year. Next week, Nikki will be here, so I’m going to have to get a new family picture! :-)

Family Picture with Camille

We are so thankful to have Camille with us! Wednesday is back to school for us so we have a lot to do between now and Wednesday.

Me and Camille

Courtney jumped on Chris’ back so I snapped a quick picture.
Courtney and Chris

Of course, Cory had to photo bomb that sweet moment. I can’t tell you how hard we laughed at this picture! Cory is really wanting to make sure he looks good in the photo bomb! That boy makes me laugh so hard!!

Photo bomb by Cory



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Back To Reality!

Back To Reality

Well, we are back from vacation and it’s not time to get back to reality! We had a blast, but it’s true, there’s no place like home!

I’m ready to get back to some fashion & beauty posts. But today I’m going to spend a lot of time answering emails and catching up. So I thought I’d share a few pictures with you today. I hope you don’t mind!

Wayne and I spent some time at Lake Michigan, which actually looks like a beach except there’s no sharks. Yay!

We ate some delicious food!

We stayed at a retreat called, The Lodge along with two other pastors and their wives. We had so much fun together and I was blessed to get to know these two ladies.

Back to reality

Wayne and I snapped a quick picture before we left The Lodge.

back to reality

On our way home we met Courtney, Chris and Colt at The Louisville Zoo. Boy, did we miss Colt while we were gone!

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My Weekend + June Birchbox

June Birch box

Good morning! We had a busy weekend! My sister, Traci got home from Nicaragua last night and we met her at the airport to welcome her home. I was so glad to see her!

This is Colt waiting for Aunt Traci to get off of her plane. Eli, Traci’s youngest son has his arm around Colt. So sweet!


We also had a wedding of a dear friend to attend on Saturday night. It was gorgeous! Wayne couldn’t go to the wedding so Cory, my son, was my date for the evening.

Every chance this mama gets to spend with her son is a blessing! One of these days he’s going to meet a young lady that’s going to capture his heart. I’ve been praying for her from the time Cory was born and I can’t wait to meet her!


I”ve mentioned  Birchbox before, but it’s a monthly subscription service ($10 a month)  of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that have been customized for you. 

When you’re ready for more of the products you sampled, you can purchase full-size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop. They have a generous loyalty program that rewards you every time you shop!

Also, if you order the products from Birchbox  during the month they were sent, you get free shipping.

I loved this months Birchbox (some months I like better than others) and I plan on ordering full sizes of some of the sample products.

{Day 21} Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

Day 21 Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

The first Sunday of October I shared about passing on our faith. Last Sunday, we realized that life is short and today I want to share with you what my Mom taught me about looking for blessings. Psalm 67:1-2 says, May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us.  […]

Life Is A Gift!

Life Is a Gift

Today I’m looking back at the last few weeks and I’m reminded that life is a gift. James 1:17 says, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Many of you reading my blog know that I lost my Mom in 2009. One […]

A Day That Hasn’t Gone As Planned!


Good morning afternoon! Ever have one of those days that nothing goes as planned? Well, that’s been my day. It started with no internet for several hours (I still don’t know why). I had a limited time to get what I needed to get done online and of course, no internet! When the internet did […]

Mother’s Day Recap!

Beaumont Inn

Good morning! I hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful and you were able to spend some time with your family. I had a great Mother’s day even though the weather wasn’t the best. It was cool and rainy. Yuck! After church we went to the Beaumont Inn for lunch. It’s becoming a Mother’s day tradition and […]

A Day To Celebrate!

Birthday Collage

Today, I’m celebrating my daughter, Courtney! It’s her birthday! Woo hoo! We’re going to spend her birthday doing the things we love. Shopping and eating! Courtney is a wonderful wife and mother and I love watching her with Colt Allen. It’s amazing to see your daughter, as a mother. We love spending time together, although sometimes […]

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